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4 hours ago, Sliopjbsail said:

It’s nice to have some to pick up and not worry about damaging or toning. The nice stuff stays encapsulated safely away but I think some pocket coins are a nice idea while out and about 

Couldn't agree more...  I love having these within reach when I am working to distract me from that when needed. I couldn't call these pocket coins since they live in my desk. That being said I do carry a 1968 Canada Voyageur dollar in my wallet. It is one of the first ever "silver" coins I bought when I first got in to this back in 2003 or so. I use quotes there because 1967 was the last year the dollar coins had silver content in Canada. That misjudgement in purchasing though has been more than made up for as I probably have more attachment to that coin which has been with me throughout pretty much every moment in my life regardless of location than anything else. These silver ones though I love getting out, handling, admiring...  they are wonderful coins.

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I Love Coins Me !!!   Love to Video the coins and see the Results in Close Up, as my Eyes got stolen when I turned 40 and swapped with these Crappy eyes. I can look at the Coins on my 50 inch TV and see details that I had not seen before, The Wife says I need to go back to Drinking and Smoking and stop buying all this S-it. Mind you she is learning from Family about the Price of Gold Coins, I am not selling my Coins, Never Ever, Well maybe one day?  Coins are Works of Art in my Dodgy Eyes Coinsters !!!!!!!

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I have an amount in alloyed circulated coins, which I call gold to play or silver to play. The silver I am keeping at home, the gold I am circulating from my safety deposit box. So I always have a handful of silver and a handful of gold near me for fingering, jingling, stacking, pushing over the stack, or silent admiration...

I have a couple of poured silver bars that I am taking home then and now for doing the same, feeling the weight, hearing the clunk of stacking a bar ontop a bar ontop a bar - there is nothing like it...

(Mind, my fiancee is on another continent at the momemt...)

My stack basis, which is tubed bullion coins, is checked once, then put away into the vault.

More interesting purchases, I unbox carefully, encapsulate and keep them with me for admiration. They will sit on my coffee table or my nightstand, next to the nightlight, sending their sparkle to me whenever I traverse the room, they will travel to work with me for a couple of days...

Everything but a few will end up in my safety deposit box, which I am visiting regularly to look at the stack, put in new purchases and circulate some items home.

I have an indexing going, tracking weight and value in relation to spot and Euro in categories. I am refreshing that manually with the LBMA fixing and the opening and closing Euro values as part of my daily organizer routine. Doing this over my morning tea helps to center me.

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I'm not overly sentimental about my stack, but I do sometimes carry a silver coin around in my pocket. It's reassuringly solid and reminds me that it's a real tangible thing..  being elemental it can never be destroyed and will still be here in one form or another a long after I'm gone.

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I have my Spanish Escudos collection on my desk which I like to look at,  makes you wonder who and how many people had these coins in there hands since the 1500's

A bit of polar opposite with some state of the art virtual reality gear behind them :)

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On 06/02/2019 at 12:48, JunkBond said:

Yeah and the rest are single or liars. 😂

Or she can go back in the kitchen and finish making that sandwich while I admire the stack. 

By the way, I'm single.

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I am not yet as serious a stacker as many of you here, but I try to always buy my silver in tubes (Britannia's mainly) and always buy 1 extra for every tube I buy. These 'spares' then go in my money pouch for fondling/fidgeting with. My gf thinks I'm pretty sad which seems to be a common theme here lol. Although she was asking if I could buy some gold for here to have a look at. I don't think the silver stuff is shiny (or expensive) enough for her lol

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I look at it, go "oh thats nice" then close the box/bag and stick it in the safe. Every now and then i get some nice pieces out to look at because its comforting to know that should the worst ever happen i have enough gold/silver to get me out of the bad.

I sleep soundly knowing i have a gold/silver insurance policy.

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I like it when I get PM in the mail and I think "That's another $ preserved" and then putting it into a capsule or tube. I also take them out every often and i admire what I'm trying to build and nurture. Also, while most of us stack for insurance or wealth preservation, I'd like to think that most of us have that collection bug that anyone else has, similar to one who collects stamps, cars, or dildos. Last one was a joke (or was it....lol).

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Here’s my handling collection! Fondling your assets gives you that gold fix we all need. Not everything has to be locked into plastic. The gold 3.2oz cast bar does it for me, with the ‘buffalo’ in support - with 2 great sides to the coin. Just feel those sharp edges.... Phew!

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I've never actually handled 22 or 24ct gold. The few bits of gold I own are either in their original sealed certicards or left in their capsules, even though they're only bullion grade. This is because I've left them attached to whatever paperwork they came with. I don't know if it'll help but I thought it might help with their authenticity. I've never sold any gold so don't know how useful it'll be. 

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